Looking for the best restaurants in Perth to experience traditional Indian cuisine? Well get ready for a spicy adventure…
Forget the long-haul flight as we’re about to embark on a flavour-laden journey through Perth tasting our way through the best Indian buffets, eateries and restaurants that perfectly balance spice, traditional recipes and a dash of modern flavour.
So, to help you tuck into the best of Indian cuisine, we’ve found Perth’s nine best Indian restaurants and eateries that should be on your must-visit list:
Considered as the beating heart of modern Indian food in Perth, Sauma located in Northbridge entices Perth foodies with its creative and fresh street-style menu. Here restaurant owner and chef, Gurps Bagga, is not afraid to encapsulate a mix of modern dining with their range of traditional Indian dish recipes. Expect a haven for foodies thanks to their delectable range of cocktails including crowd favourite Tamarind Margarita ($18) that is tippled with corazon blanco, ginger, mezcal and chilli salt. And, for those looking for meat-free options, every Tuesday Sauma hosts a Meat Free Mangal for only $40 per person.
2 Fat Indians
As the name suggests, you will definitely leave 2 Fat Indians with a different perception of feeling ‘full’ after a meal. Perfect for large groups or a date night; one of Perth’s best Indian eateries, 2 Fat Indians, is served up by a range of staff who grew up in this sub-continent and later became experts in their hometown cuisine. With three venues across Perth – Highgate, Carousel and Joondalup – regardless of where you dine, guests will definitely find a new found favourite dish to suit their tastebuds. With the likes of chicken and lamb on the menu, 2 Fat Indians also has a wide variety vegan dishes available that pair seamlessly with their extensive wine and cocktail menu.
More than just any Perth-based food and coffee lovers dream, Holly Rayes also welcomes dogs who go tail-wagging crazy for their selection of pup-friendly treats. A hub welcoming food lovers alike, every third Saturday of each month Holly Rayes hosts their renowned Indian Night dinner where guests can experience a unique dining setting tantalising tastebuds with the traditional flavours of India. Just remember, always leave room for dessert, you won’t regret it!
Since 1990, Mother Indian in Fremantle has been famed as not only a local favourite, but also as one of Perth’s best Indian restaurants. Serving guests a variety of gluten-free mains; apart from proudly using only locally sourced ingredients to spice up their meals, Mother India is also renowned for their affordable menu for their guests. For your visit tuck into the Mother India Banquet ($40pp) where you and your table will be treated to three entrees, three main meals and a range of sides including garlic naan and pulao rice.
Toast My Curry
All good things start with a food truck – or at least that’s what happened at Toast My Curry. After a successful bout as a food truck dishing out delicious naan toasties filled with curry, Toast My Curry has branched into its own spot in Yagan Square further reigning their title as the best Indian eatery in Perth. Their aim is seamlessly feel-good as it is delicious. Putting it simply: for every toastie bought, a meal is then donated to children in Indian slums as part of their Curry4Curry program. Bouncing around to different markets around Perth, for something more stable, you definitely won’t miss them at their home in Perth’s CBD.
The Cove Indian Restaurant
Perth locals can enjoy an abundance of natural sunlight and an extensive selection of authentic Indian cuisine at this quaint restaurant located in Attadale. The Cove sits inside an old colonial-style building with verandahs out the front and a bunch of smaller rooms off the main dining hall ensuring that guests can enjoy their experience in a more intimate setting. Opening in 1999, for the past 20 years The Cove Indian Restaurant has been managed by the same owners which certainly proves that their menu, service and atmosphere is more than just perfect. For one of the best Indian restaurants in Perth, this is it.
The Leaf Indian Restaurant
Pumpkin Masala ($15), Chilly Mushroom ($15) and Dahi Golgappe ($9). These are just some of the delectable menu items being served up at The Leaf Indian Restaurant – perfect for all the Perth locals looking for a quality Indian restaurant with delicious and wholesome Indian cuisine. The team at The Leaf prefer to keep their food simple and want guests to feel as though they are travelling throughout India relishing all of the flavours and spices of traditional Indian dishes such as cumin, garam masala, curry leaves and ginger. A beautiful restaurant that is sure to see you leave very happy and very full!
Annalakshmi is a gorgeous restaurant on the Barrack Square jetty that lives by one Hindu concept: ‘Guest is God’. This ancient concept follows the principle that God comes in the form of a guest in your home and it is your duty to feed that guest until they are satisfied. Aiming to do just that, this restaurant serves up a buffet selection of different Indian foods. Annalakshmi works on a ‘pay what your heart feels’ system where you decide how much you want to pay at the end of the meal and donates your contributions help to provide a meal to those in need. Annalakshmi is a vegetarian-based restaurant but it should not be underestimated as it is a venue that leaves you full of a hearty and wholesome meal.
Royal India Restaurant
The Royal India Restaurant has been nestled on the very busy Hay Street for over 30 years and it still remains one of the best Indian restaurants in Perth. Combining a fusion of northern and southern Indian food, their speciality lies in perfecting its spicy tandoori which features throughout many of their entrees. The perfect Indian eatery to visit for both lunch and dinner, we’d recommend to start with the Mushroom Tikka ($15.50), tuck into the Goat Curry ($31) as your main and finish with a serving of Gulab Jamun ($8 each).
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